Green Mtn Gap Challenge
The Green Mountain Gap KOM & QOM Challenge will be contested at Lincoln Gap!
This year we will be timing 4 gap segments as part of inclusion in the GF National Series. We will be awarding our custom Vermont-made Lazer etched trophies to the top three women and men in the Lincoln Gap segment.
Inspired by the bucket-list LAMB (Lincoln Gap, Appalachian Gap, Middlebury Gap, and Brandon Gap) gap ride we created the toughest mixed surface Fondo in the northeast. After a successful inaugural event, we felt there needed to be something unique to inspire our participants. We discovered the profile of many of our riders suited a challenge. In 2015, we introduced the King & Queen of the Mountain (KOM & QOM) segments. The real test will come on Lincoln Gap, with a 24% maximum grade and an average grade of 15%, the east side of Lincoln Gap is reported to be the steepest paved mile in the U.S., according to Bicycling Magazine (June 2008). Just recently, GCN included the Lincoln Gap as one of the top 9 steepest climbs in the World! Don’t forget to turn on your Strava. Good luck.
2022 Gap Challenge Winners*:
Queen – Denise Esposito with a time of 15:29
Princess – Carries Mccucker with a time of 15:58
Duchess – Jane Vigneau with a time of 16:52
King – Tim Russell with a time of 12:09
Prince – Rich Bounds with a time of 12:13
Duke – Cameron Smith with a time of 13:53